A four-hour, 7.5 km return, this relatively easy walk goes through the Tasman National Park and takes you to one of the most loved beaches on the Peninsula. Located close to Safety Cove and Remarkable Cave, this walk includes the marvellous Maingon Blowhole, a beautiful rocky shoreline, and massive sand dunes at Crescent Bay. It’s worth spending a whole day so pack a lunch and get ready to drink in some of the cleanest air in the world.
A wonderful beach nestled within Fortescue Bay, deep inside the Tasman National Park. This remote beach is worthy of a whole day's adventure as it's a great place for swimming, fishing and kayaking. And bring lunch, or even your tent, as the facilities provide fabulous bookable spots for camping, picnicking and barbeques.
Located on the very western end of the Peninsula, Lime Bay State Reserve is great for camping, bushwalking and history. Just down the road from the Coal Mines Historic Site, Lime Bay is a beautiful eastern facing shallow beach that provides warm waters, stunning views and wonderful sunrises. Nature lovers can head over to Lagoon Beach for that ‘far away feeling’, brilliant blue waters, wildlife everywhere and sunsets that are breathtaking.
With a good eastern / northeastern swell, Pirates Bay is a surfers’ dream. Long great shaped waves break all along this stunning beach. For the non-surfers, this is also a great walking beach that starts at the stunning Tessellated Pavement and goes for 5km all the way to the famous Doo Town and the Blowhole.
If you’re into surfing or bodyboarding, then Roaring beach is the spot for you. Known for it’s shifting sand bars and abundant supply of left and right breaks, the waves aren’t too far off from a beach that some say still feels like home to dinosaurs. Just please be careful! The currents can be pretty strong and there were no lifeguards in prehistoric times.
Located within the Tasman National Park and just down the road from Port Arthur Historic site, this absolutely stunning secluded beach is great for romantic walks, and feeling like you’re ‘getting away from it all’. Take off your shoes and wiggle your toes in Safety Cove’s squeaky white sand or enjoy a picnic under a wonderful hanging gum tree while you marvel at Tasman Island and the western coast of Cape Pillar.
For people who love beautiful turquoise waters, warm shallow water and absolutely no chance of a rip current, Stewarts Bay is simply stunning. Located down the road from Port Arthur Historic site, this lovely little beach is a favourite for families who want to know their wee ones can play all day in the sun, sand and shores of a simply stunning local favourite.
This is a rock structure of a different kind. There are no towering cliffs but instead an unusually symmetrical pattern of erosion. Not only is it interesting to look at, this is one of the few places in the world you can see this type of thing. The pavement consists of areas of raised pillow-like rocks and irregularly shaped rectangles. The rocks seem so well organised and lined up that you wouldn’t think it is possible that they are naturally formed. This fascinating site is easy to access and leads onto the lovely Pirates Bay beach which is a striking geological feature in the area. A relatively uniform slab of rock lapping into the sea is criss-crossed with cuts. The Tessellated Pavement is a great place to stop and have a wander around on a sunny day. The Tessellated Pavement is arguably the most famous. The flat rocks here have a naturally formed criss-cross pattern from fractures in the rock, and the tide often leaves pools of water sitting in the rectangles to create a reflective surface, making it popular with photographers.
Beautiful white sparkling sand stretches for 2.5 kilometres along White Beach and is bordered by crystal clear turquoise waters of Wedge Bay. This wonderful, family-friendly beach has only small waves and minimal currents and is usually the warmest for swimming around. A great spot for canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, or grab your snorkel and discover the hidden treasures that surround brother and sister islands.